Well Stars fans, we came so far. It sucks not to be writing about the Stars forcing a game 7 or better still that the Stars are the 2020 Stanley Cup Champions, but what a job we did to get this far.
In my view, a good day at the office, just not the right result. Too many penalties in the first, the officiating did not seem consistent throughout the game, but throughout the periods yes. Everything called in the first, most calls were made in the second and everything goes in the 3rd, but regardless, the Lightning managed to capitalize on their chances and it gave them an early 2-0 lead.
Khudobin seemed the only Stars player who knew what time the game started tonight! A painful first period to watch as the Stars looked a step behind the Knights at all times, that combined with what felt once again like the puck just wouldn’t stick to our players as it bounced over our sticks and fed the Vegas Golden Knights opportunity after oppertunity!
A strong start for the Stars and Knights saw the first period finish 0-0, Dallas came out strong in the second and were by far the better team and it eventually paid of with a last minute goal by Oleksiak. The 3rd period was a lot more open and back and forth, Vegas with more possession, shots and chances, but the Stars after giving up the lead twice got to overtime and Radulov found space and gives the Stars a 2-1 series lead in a 3-2 Stars win.